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Upgrade and Replacement

If you're experiencing higher than normal energy bills, uneven home temperatures, unusual noises, excessive dust, or if your HVAC system is older than 15 years, it might be time to replace or upgrade your home's heating and cooling system. There comes a time when it is no longer feasible to keep repairing an old HVAC system and a replacement or upgrade is necessary. And while you may have been a homeowner for many years, this may be the first time you're facing this type of project and you may have a lot of questions. Old Colony Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can walk you through the process and assist in making the best decision for you and your home. 

 

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How Much Will Replacing An HVAC System Cost?

Your home comfort system is most likely one of the larger investments you'll make for your home. This may prompt you to cut corners and try to save money, however in this case, don't be penny-wise and pound-foolish! Your home's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is very important in keeping the home comfortable by circulating fresh air. And it also needs to work every day of the year. It's something you don't notice when it's working well, but you definitely notice when it's not!

Prices for replacement HVAC systems can vary greatly across the nation depending on the system's size, accessibility of the old unit, transitional sheet metal work needed, and the new unit’s efficiency rating that you chose to meet your energy savings goals. So instead of giving a price range that could be wildly off-base, we recommend calling us at (781) 536-8197 to get a free estimate. It's a quick and easy way to know how much you'll need to budget for your replacement system. Or, fill out our Repair & Replace Quick Help Guide by answering a few questions about your existing unit to get our initial recommendation. 

For HVAC replacement projects in particular, there are often additional costs associated with retrofitting a new system into the old system's footprint as well as any recommended repairs to your current ductwork and/or exterior envelope to help the system function most efficiently. If your system is undersized or many years old, you may want to upgrade your HVAC system to get better energy efficiency and overall performance.

Do I Need To Replace The Entire HVAC System?

If only your AC unit is on the fritz, you might be tempted to only replace part of the HVAC system. Even though only one part of your system may need replacing, it’s generally recommended to replace the entire system all at once to maintain maximum system efficiency. Replacing the entire HVAC system means spending more money upfront but you will save money in the long run because your entire HVAC unit will be in sync. Having a properly designed and installed heating and air conditioning system will have the biggest impact on reducing your energy costs.

 

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Can I Replace An HVAC System Myself?

Replacing an HVAC system isn't a DIY job and installing it incorrectly can be more costly than the replacement system itself. Rely on the professional HVAC technicians of Old Colony Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to ensure your system is installed correctly and according to the manufacturer's warranty. We'll make sure your HVAC replacement or upgraded system is installed according to the manufacturer's specifications, perform all necessary tests to ensure the system is functioning properly, and go over the proper operation of the new system and answer any questions. 

Once your new system is up and running, you'll want to maintain your investment with regular servicing of the unit to make sure it stays in top condition and works as efficiently as possible. Ask us about our preventive maintenance programs. Contact us today at (781) 536-8197.